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PBS TV Learning Opportunities

Station Contact Information

KCTS 9 (Seattle, Yakima)
Cathryn Burby 
206-443-5476

KBTC (Tacoma, Olympia)
DeAnne Hamilton
253-680-7702

KSPS (Spokane, Eastern WA)
Bukola Breczinski 
509-443-7748

NWPB (Tri-Cities, Eastern WA) KTNW & KWSU
Tom Hungate 
509-372-7408

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member stations throughout Washington are partnering with OSPI to support educators as they embark on a new journey of providing distance learning for students. We are also working to connect parents and children with resources to help them through the next several months of school closures.

In addition to our regularly scheduled educational programming available on broadcast, we are now partnering with the WORLD Channel to broadcast content for grades 6-12 from 9am to 2pm on weekdays. 

NOTE: You may be in an area where two or more PBS affiliate stations have overlapping coverage. If that is the case, you may be able to access the WORLD Channel programming on more than one channel.

Internet is not required to access these opportunities!

Local PBS Station Learning Channels

  • Greater Seattle area: Broadcast channel 9.4
  • Wenatchee area: Broadcast channel 18
  • Yakima area (KYVE, a satellite service of KCTS): Broadcast channel 47.4

KCTS 9 & WORLD Channel programming website

  • Olympia & Tacoma areas: Broadcast channel 28.4
  • Centralia & Vancouver areas (KCKA, a satellite service of KBTC): Broadcast channel 15.4

KBTC & WORLD Channel programming website

  • Tri-Cities & Walla Walla areas: Broadcast channel 31.3

Northwest Public Broadcasting & WORLD Channel programming website

  • Pullman, Palouse & Lewiston-Clarkston valley areas: Broadcast channel 10.1

Northwest Public Broadcasting & WORLD Channel programming website

  • Spokane, Pullman, Eastern WA areas: Broadcast channel 7.2

KSPS & WORLD Channel programming website

Resources

New resources are shared on a regular basis. Check your station’s education website for updates. For more information, please contact your station’s representative.

  • PBS LearningMedia has FREE, PreK-12 standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans and more for educators.
  • Responding to the need for educational resources for students as schools have been closed for the academic year, all PBS member stations in Washington and WORLD Channel, in partnership with PBS LearningMedia, are broadcasting At-Home-Learning programs intended for grades 6-12 weekdays from 9 am – 2 pm. These daily, free, over-the-air broadcasts feature the best in public media science, history and other educational programming. All programs in the block have associated PBS Learning Media assets.
  • Educational programming for younger students continues to be available on member station main broadcast channels and the 24/7 PBS KIDS broadcast channel.

  • The PBS KIDS 24/7 channel offers anytime access to trusted educational series for kids ages 2-8.
  • The PBS KIDS Video app is available on mobile, tablet and connected TV devices and offers on-demand educational videos, and a livestream of the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel. No subscription required.
  • The PBS KIDS Games app offers nearly 200 educational games, which can be downloaded for offline play anytime, anywhere.

Learn more about these and all PBS KIDS’ apps.

KCTS 9 (Seattle, Yakima)

Contact: Cathryn Burby or call at 206-443-5476

KBTC (Tacoma, Olympia)

Contact: DeAnne Hamilton or call at 253-680-7702

KSPS (Spokane, Eastern WA)

Contact: Bukola Breczinski or call at 509-443-7748

KTNW- Northwest Public Broadcasting (Tri-Cities, Eastern WA)

Contact: Tom Hungate or call at 509-372-7408

PBS Station Channel Logos, KCTS9, KBTC, KSPS, KWSU, and NWPB